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Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 7:30pm EST
coverage of the geneva talks, no deal reached tonight after days of negotiations with iran over their nuclear ambitions and phil stands by for us from geneva with new developments, i understand, about the meetings later this month, phil? >> yes, jonathan. already we're hearing a little bit more about the specifics of november the 20th and the resumption of these talks. what is interesting to note it is that it had not be the heavy hitters who will be coming back here. way are hearing from a number of sources but the accomplish foreign ministry says that it will be a secondary tier and so we're looking at an under secretary of state, wendy sherman presumably who started these talks here, and then we'll see deputy foreign ministers coming to town on the 20th and that takes down the pressure cooker that was the atmosphere here once everybody and their dog started to show up. but perhaps that will now allow for a little bit more progress because, you know, the spotlight has really been on these talks with all of these, you know, grade a names showing up in town. >> yes, secretary kerry sh
Nov 20, 2013 5:30am PST
and iran in geneva today that olds come two weeks off of the two sides came close to an agreement to curb iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions bill elites but to our correspondent which of the state from geneva following the toll says he's told is that many world leaders have said messages of support the medici katie and geneva and is this bed around two lbs is said to me pointing in the right direction. the diplomatic activity as being in tents the chinese president eugene kane has the stones of the day rainy and president said. missed a house on the honey and death spread to him it at length about china's desire for some kind of development some kind of action that to action that came so close last time and then fell at the mosque has all been teaching him the head expressed his desire full at him and to make the very best of these tools the british at prime minister david cameron has also to being in touch by telephone. two dogs omaha ne of the night expressing britain is that desire that some kind of achievement is made a in geneva. now that sarah cole
Nov 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
revised structure of the geneva-harney bus rapid transit community advisory committee geneva-harney cacc and appoint matt householder, tom kirvin, fran martin, and erick orantes to the geneva-harney cac for two-year terms. >> item number 8, approve the revised structure of the geneva-harney bus rapid transit community advisory committee geneva-harney cacc and appoint matt householder, tom kirvin, fran martin, and erick orantes to the geneva-harney cac >> item number 8, approve the revised structure of the geneva-harney bus rapid transit community advisory committee geneva-harney cacc and appoint matt householder, tom kirvin, fran martin, and erick orantes to the geneva-harney cac for two-year terms. this is an action item. >> okay. commissioner mar. >> yeah. let me say that our plans and program committee we heard from really great applicant for the cac and one of them that was not in attendance at the plans and programs was william walker who is in the audience today and i wanted to speak for his seat for the ocean seat, but i didn't know what chair avalos views on mr. walker were, but
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
before going to geneva we need to change the calculation on the ground. none of these promises have been met. and this is make huge disappointment, and the failure of the u.s. policy laments, this is why the syrian opposition feel that even if they go to geneva, they don't have the backers like the assad regime, they have the backing from russia. this is why most groups now they said they will not attend geneva, and they don't see geneva as a critical process to end the syrian crisis and reach peace. >> and geneva being an opportunity for talks. we'll dig into that after a short break. stay about us. this is inside story. new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the world and across the country. >> only on al jazeera america. >> continuing our discussion ab
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 11:30am EST
, he three times pledged before going to geneva we need to change the calculation on the ground. none of these promises have been met. and this is make huge disappointment, and the failure of the u.s. policy laments, this is why the syrian opposition feel that even if they go to geneva, they don't have the backers like the assad regime, they have the backing from russia. this is why most groups now they said they will not attend geneva, and they don't see geneva as a critical process to end the syrian crisis and reach peace. >> and geneva being an opportunity for talks. we'll dig into that after a short break. stay about us. this is inside story. >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chica
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 5:00am EST
typhoon haiyan emerges. final push for a nuclear deal with iran - a third day of talks begin in geneva. >>> the syrian opposition meets to decide whether to participate in peace talks. >> i'm andrew thomas - a big meeting of party bosses in budget - why it could be felt in rural areas like this. . >>> the destruction caused in the philippines by one of the biggest storms in the world is beginning to emerge. the u.n. official who visited the city of tacloban says the destruction is on a massive scale - similar to the aftermath of the 2004 indian ocean tsunami. tenses of thousands of homes have been destroyed and many don't have access to clean food and water. we go to the city now, and what was witnessed the moment the typhoon struck. >> i could see roofs blown away and a matter of 10 minutes the water started going up quickly all the way to the second floor where we were in. we were trapped. some of the hotel guests that were also with us there started to go up in the same area. we were stuck and had nowhere else to go. we broke in a small stock room where all the stocks of water and s
Nov 9, 2013 5:30am PST
whines disputed nuclear program in geneva on saturday. the signs that it could be halfway toward a deal between tehran and world powers on friday us secretary of state john kerry of life in geneva as well. cctv chris pine cay parkinson has this report. unc could see its teach john henry and only things you need on friday any indications of a possible breakthrough in talks. one of ron's controversial and you can upgrade ground. the french fixation gem and foreign minister is falsely made him sick so this is to switzerland. figuring that the only prominent members of the un security council and gemini in me kept the p five plus one not need to consent to an indecent act with iran the full. when perry and ryan for that olds. he said and deal was still no succulents. i will be meeting with the area. we hope pride and arrogance. i don't think anybody the state. there are support. gaps that have to be thank you very much excel will mean going to raise tolls. the us has confirmed that some sanctions imposed on iran since two thousand and six. with the east in the town of queen creek and v
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
pointing to begin after talks collapsed in geneva this week. iran insisted it was negotiating and progress had been made. the secretary of state john kerry, on the other hand, said iran couldn't agree to terms. it's just the latest in the difficult talks meant to keep iran from building a nuclear weapon. but pressure is mounting on the obama administration as congress and including some in the senate want to keep pressure on iran and not lift crippling sanctions. will there be a deal? with all the time and effort it's hard to know. >> reporter: in a closed-door meeting with members of the senate wednesday, vice president joe biden and secretary of state john kerry tried to convince a congressional committee further sanctions on iran would upset the new relationship. but congress remained skeptical. >> we believe that sanctions in the threat of military force is the only way that will bring the iranians to the table. >> reporter: john kerry's plea for understanding comes day after the u.s. iran and high-powered diplomats from china, russia, britain, germany and france were at the table. the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 10:00am EST
be live in geneva where details of those talks have been thrashed out. james bays is our diplomatic hee editors and we'll have more from beirut. the scale of the problems in syria. >> reporter: it's 1:00 in the afternoon in damascus. a group of children are asked what it's like to live here. >> when we were at school, piles of dead bodies were brought in every day. we used to see them being prepared for burial. >> reporter: as they continue to tell their story, this happened. [ explosion ] >> a shell hits the area. it's a snapshot of what it's like on the ground. while political victory has the luxury of time many living here do not almost half of syrians depend on foreign aid to survive. 6.5 million are displaced, and 2 million live in neighboring camps. at least 100,000 people have been killed. and in your report from the oxford research group 11,000 of those are children. but today these children survived. al jazeera managed to track them down in the syrian capitol. >> we were riding our bikes when we saw the active. when we were filming the shell landed. we didn't get hurt. my m
Nov 23, 2013 2:30pm PST
latvian supermarket collapses, but this time no one was hurt. >> a landmark deal is in place in geneva as the nuclear talks look for a breakthrough. john kerry and other world leaders are trying to hammer out a solution with iran, wanting can then look -- we nuclear program for sanctions relief. a deal was closed with a number of issues are yet to be ironed out. >> expectations over the talks between foreign ministers in geneva are high. the arrival of secretary of state john kerry has been viewed as a sign of an agreement over the iran nuclear program is close, but ministers emphasize that a deal is not a full-blown conclusion. there is no agreement yet and there are differences to be resolved. this is why we came to geneva, to do our bit to make sure an agreement will be reached. there is a realistic chance this could happen but there is a lot of work to do -- still a lot of work to do. >> we are not here because it is finished. we are here because it is difficult. minister,nian foreign says his country will not falter these demands. the deal on the table would see iran giving up the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 1:00pm EST
want to come to geneva will be able to come. but they should know that this is not an event. this is a process. and in this process, i'm sure that everybody who wants to participate in rebuilding what i call the new republic of syria will be able to do so in the course of the process. >> van hoder is standing by for us in beirut the lebanese capital. thrashing out the details of those talks. so david what happens between now and january the 22nd? >> sammy the next most important date is december the 20th, when there will be another tripartite meeting like there was today. mediated by lachtar brahimi. this is the last planned meeting before the conference starts on january the 22nd and they have an awful lot to sort out. are iran and saudi arabia going to come to these talks? because they are so important players in this conflict. and diplomats here have been telling me that they might well attend. bull they'll attend as observers. they'll be in meetings around the actual peace negotiations. then there's also the question of who exactly is going to come from the opposition groups. the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
yet another day talking in geneva. secretary of state john kerry is there right now adding his wait to the negotiations. iran is believed to have five nuclear sights. the west wants to reduce them or stop completely in exchange for ending crippling sanctions. phil we're hearing that the russian prime minister may join those negotiations what are you learning about that? >> well, dell, not 15 minutes ago, i made a phone call to the foreign ministry in moscow as they told me as yet there are no plans for him to fly to geneva to [ technical difficulties ] >>> frozen foreign bank accounts. now that's what the iranians want, but we have also heard just in the last little while that there will be an iaea going to tehran next week to inspect or at least talk about increasing transparency on the iranian nuclear program. so there is obviously some movement going on on the ground here in geneva. we have not heard anything definitive and there is still an awful lot of question as to whether or not the narrow gaps that secretary of state kerry mentioned when he arrived here, whether or not thos
Nov 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
geneva. un climate talks in warsaw go into overtime as negotiations to seek to avoid a complete your conference german sock weight of its biggest game of the season so far with dortmund toasting by and in the top of the table clash the eye. my dear is inside in geneva treaty in the new kid tell jokes that for a break through. us secretary of state john kerry and other where leaders are trying to hum registration with iran eulogy around to limit its nuclear program in return for such a relief. officials said that a deal was close but that a number of patients have yet to be ironed out expectations over the talks between foreign ministers in geneva on time. you're either with us secretary of state john kerry has been viewed as a sign that an agreement of reruns nuclear program. these clothes the ministers emphasized that the deal is not a foregone conclusion we've been given and cindy but there's no agreement yet and there are still differences to be resolved that's why we came to geneva us to do our bit to make sure an agreement can be reached that's a possibility. is this a realistic
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 3:00am EST
iran as john kerry changes his plans and heads to geneva. we report on the forgotten crisis in the central african republic, aid agencies warn of a humanitarian catastrophe. and the u.s. moves to ban so-called fran frankenstein fatn the latest attempt to make americans healthier. ♪ ♪ >>> the strongest recorded typhoon to hit land is battering the fi philippines it has caused power blackouts in the central philippines where storage surges reached identify meter as many as two have been killed and 2 million affected. >> reporter: the philippine is his no stranger to tropical storms. but even by its standards, this is no ordinary storm. the tie fa typhoon is one of tht powerful ever recorded with gusts reaching 370-kilometers per hour, there aren't many buildings that can stand that force. >> it made landfall this morning and provided by storm surge and incredibly winds. roofs have been ripped from buildings, windows been blown in. >> reporter: once it clears the philippines it won't be as strong but still pack winds over 150-kilometers an hour as it heads for a collision course i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> secretary of state john kerry travels to geneva to meet with key players in the iran nuclear talks. >>> there is mixed news on the jobs front. >>> and a typhoon slams the philippines leaving at least four people dead and doing untold damage. ♪ >>> signs of promise, but there is still no deal tend to the standoff over iran's nuclear program. the un's nuclear chief is heading to geneva to join those talks. secretary of state john kerry and his counterparts are going to try to reach an agreement. phil ittner joining us live from geneva where john kerry has just arrived, and phil, the senior leaders are gat ering. are we expecting anything to happen any time soon? >> well, dell, it doesn't look like today, but it is interesting to note we have heard from the state department that secretary of state kerry has canceled his travel plans. he was scheduled to go to algeria and morocco and he will be doing that. he will be staying here. so you have a lot of heavy hitters trying to get this started. but there is still an awful lot of work to be done. >> there are still some very impor
Nov 8, 2013 5:30am PST
teaching for he can help narrow the differences. b was diplomats in geneva to work with a possible deal to end the decade. no mucus down gulf was continuing to progress. they remain officials that their proposal to have some of the country's atomic activities. hewitt has this innate to sydney from crippling economic sanctions has been accepted by the six hours. officials at that too of course if the optimistic on cost to clean and cream in the nation said nothing yet has been finalized. the two latest on this developing story listed by county. she knew that our corresponding kate hawkins and kate you can fall into this and there's a sense of quarters but also the historical tune is the most effective told what succeeding in jeans now on day two into the same. well i would say defeating has focused on tuesday to raise one there's definitely something has happened today as we had of course this optimism with the lads people were using gas today and at the end of that and the long day of school and was a sense that things was progressing all the city we haven't been given the many det
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
brought us to geneva remains our singular objective as we leave geneva, and that is to ensure that iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. in that singular objective we are resolute. foreign minister mohammad javad zarif emphasis that they don't intend to do this. the supreme leader indicates there is a fatwa that prevent them doing this. we want to see the process put in place by which all of that is proven - not through words, but actions. we are prepared to work in good faith with mutual respect, to work in a way as we did in the last days, cordually with an atmosphere that was respectful, even if it was tough, it issa morph towards a process of making certain that this threat will be eliminated. in that singular objective we are resolute and in that mission we are absolutely committed and in that endeavour we will do everything in our power to be able to succeed. on that note i'm happy to ask a couple of questions. >> the first from ann gurrin from "the washington post." >> mr secretary you said a good bit about the requirements on iran and your hopes for what it will do on a s
Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
new york last month. it was continued in geneva and will be continued in 10 days or so again in geneva and throughout the coming year. i think they could reach agreement very quickly on technical grounds particularly gaining national approval is a much harder task. we know at the strength of our lobbies are. we know what past attitudes have been. the sting of humiliation that to place when the hostages were taken remains in our psyche, our national psyche. and we have much political work to do you. when i say we, a suite of people, but it's mainly after the obama administration to make the case to congress that has to agree in large measure. a similar case pertains in iraq. whether the great can be removed as the bogeyman is a pertinent question. we'll see. we'll see and i'm one of those who believe that not only our dreams possible, but i think that our president and the leaders of our country are wise enough and experienced enough to seize the opportunity. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much, ambassador miller. our next speaker to answer the question, dr. patrick claw
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 10:00pm EST
intense talks in geneva. president obama is expected to make a statement within the hour. there are several news could be foconferences planned for this evening. we'll bring you the latis latess soon as it develops. >> all of the access to crude rearreserves have been cut off. >> it's unclear if any production infrastructure was damaged in the take over. >> a major storm system has caused chaos in western states. eight deaths have been blamed on the storm winter storm warnings are i in effect for parts of california through today. those are the headlines i'm johnathan betz with more on the historic dei deal in geneva. but first "consider this" is up next. you can always go on-line to ♪ >> the knockout the game spreads fear across after around the country. teens are cold cocking strangers and it's turned deadly four times. consider this how wide spread is the problem and what is the best way to stop it? we will take you to a place that has been increasingly struck by kids playing the deadly game. have you ever asked yourself if you can beat your child in a race at th
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 8:00pm EST
: talks in geneva - iran's nuclear program are going well into the night. there is no word whether key issues have been resolved. these are live pictures. >> rebels in syria control the largest oil field. it could mean the government is cut off from all crude reserves. >> china ups the anti-in the ireland sea. it could lead to violence. >> a winter storm system takes lives from california to texas and create thanksgiving travel problems all the way to the east coast. >> it's 2am in geneva. talks have been going on all day and night over the nuclear program in iran. it's unclear if a deal has been reached. secretay of state john kerry joined the negotiations. he's heading to london. the goal is to keep iran from developing war heads. british foreign ministry said it could threaten stability. phil ittner joins us live. what is the latest? >> well, this is a marathon session in geneva. the documents, we are led to believe, are sitting around the table trying to hash out the final points, the last few contentious issues that stalled the negotiations here. it is an indication of how ser
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 10:00am EST
arrived here in geneva. maybe they're pushing the israeli line. france has good relations with many states in the persian gulf. the french have always been on this issue among that p-5 plus 1, not sure if we're going get a deal. lots suggesting that maybe they're working on the final agreement. others are saying that this may well be abandoned, and there will be no deal here taking place, and they'll have to come back in a couple of weeks. >> many thanks. james bays live in geneva. a deal there in geneva would have major implications for the entire middle. joining us is a journalist thanks for being with us. we had openly angry words before a deal had been done. how is saudi arabia, already angry with the u.s. on issues with syria, what is the view of saudi arabia? >> puzzled. the people are flabbergasted. they do not understand the deal with iran. the iranian policies are the same. a change in personnel does not grant a deal. it is a part of the problem in syria. it is part of the problem in iraq today. obviously a huge part of the problem. republic, yet some how iran is being give
Nov 23, 2013 6:30pm PST
gathering in geneva seeking agreement with iran over nuclear dispute. iran and the five un security council permanent members plus germany are in the fourth day of talks. gary arrived in geneva on saturday morning falling russian foreign minister sergei lavrov and french foreign minister lor aunt bobbie lewis played a german foreign minister ed eagle festive now. british foreign secretary william hague. and chinese foreign minister won e a riot the stakes are expected to hold bilateral meetings with tehran's foreign minister mohamed deposit week before holding a conference together nothing in agreement on what steps should be taken during the first stage of the nuclear deal. they've yet to agree on whether a document of agreement should make it clear that iran is granted the rights to uranium enrichment. another remain difference is whether to stop construction of the month heavy water reactor. heavy water reactors make it easier to extract plutonium which can be used for making a bomb a high ranking iranian government official told nhk that the parties may be in agreement on saturday china
Nov 18, 2013 7:00am PST
geneva to conference room table to geneva be on this because the position but as the gooes destructive force recently they lifted the cat and the ministers of the interim government which is headed by a mob woman. at this table meeting of the national coalition for searing revolutionary oppositional forces collected forty two and are meant to make as a provisional prime minister. they decide to leave it to make and has eleven supporters spent three years in prison for the democratic initiatives are meant to make expressed its intention to put this big in geneva to meeting conference. your reports that the conference likely to be held by the year's end dissipation of the moderate syrian opposition into deeper to talk to steal an open issue. the opposition says to join the geneva to conditions of military for ngos to be created across the country the mesa between rebels and political succession of power the hope that by showing a side who resigned after geneva to meeting those outcomes engineered to talks remain day. us forces of doubt about the syrian authorities intentions the us gover
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
in geneva trying to gain common ground over iran's nuclear program. >> the red cross said typhoon haiyon may have killed as many as 1200 people in the philippines. the relief agency's estimate comes as the country surveys the extent of the damage. the casualties number is unclear right now but it is clear that the philippines were hit hard. let's talk more about this number. what do we know about where the red cross is getting their information? has anyone else corroborated this information? >> well, the red cross has people in the areas that were worst hate on the east coast where the storm first made landfall. they're saying that their people have counted the bodies, a thousand in the capitol of lete and 200 in sema. our correspondent said that she was walking amongst bodies on the ground when that storm surge started to recede. the official government number is 138, but the governor on the island says it could get up to 20,000. >> 20,000? craig, are these people that drowned in flooding? do we know yet? >> reporter: well, there have been reports that this storm surge affected m
Nov 20, 2013 2:30pm PST
geneva. trail, with the number of women at the top. >> for all our viewers in -- on public television in america and around the well. the united states and afghanistan agreed to the final talk -- security deal that would allow american troops to stay in the country after 2014. willkerry has revealed it now go before the grand council of afghan elders, the loya jirg a. not discussrry did details. >> we have agreed on language that would be submitted to the loya jirga, but they have to pass it. i think it is inappropriate for me to comment at all on any of the details. it is up to the people of afghanistan. >> john kerry there. for more on the agenda of that important meeting of afghan elders, this report from kabul. >> the delegates gathering for the grand afghan council, the becominga, are restless as they are waiting to see the terms of the deal. it is not just about the presence of u.s. troops. billions of dollars of aid and the presence of nato forces hang on the deal. president karzai has driven negotiations belong -- beyond the 11th hour, insisting the deal should futu
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 3:00am EST
nuclear deal with iran. a third day of talks begins in geneva. no stability, no security, no one in control - the forgotten crisis in the central african republic. >> and i'm andrew thomas in china - a big meeting of communist bosses in budget -- beijing, why it could be felt in rural areas like this. >>> a huge rescue operation is beginning after the strongest storm to hit land since records began, smashed no the philippines. more than 24 hours on, there's no access to some of the worst-hit areas. marga ortigas reports. >> reporter: the full impact of typhoon haiyan's impact is being revealed. the most intensive storm to hit land falls has affected millions of people. the true extent of casualties and damages is unclear. communication points are down across most of the worst-affected islands. >> translation: it's terrible. the winds were so strong, i have to rebuild my home. this is a tragedy. >> typhoon haiyan was the 24th storm to hit the philippines, and the amount of rain fall was not as great at previous typhoons, typhoon haiyan uprooted trees, brought down concrete poles, swe
Nov 9, 2013 6:00am PST
path of destruction as it crosses the philippines. mixed messages from geneva -- an historic deal on nuclear ambitions for iran could be in the making, but others pushed caution. not goals making the headlines in the bundesliga. well, it is one of the most powerful typhoons on record, as it ishoon haiyan, being called, appears to have left hundreds dead in the philippines. vietnam.cking toward authorities have begun evacuating more than 100,000 people from multiple areas. meanwhile, the extent of the damage is only beginning to become clear in the philippines. hashe superstorm haiyan torn up parts of the philippines. in some areas, little is intact. then he buildings have been that many buildings have been -- many buildings have gone down, and others near collapse. to pieces andmes snapped off trees. many thousands have lost everything. >> i never thought the wind could be that strong, that they could destroy my home. i do not know what to do now. >> yet, compared to so many, she was lucky. she survived. right now, it is not clear how many died. in places, communications are still ou
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
about the negotiations in geneva. the west wants to limit iran's ability to creates new weapons. the deal would be historic. we'll be joined very shortly to talk more about this with experts who have been covering this story for quite some time. we also have live reports coming from geneva as well. in the meantime we'll talk about what has been happening in syr syria. as fighting intensifies in aleppo, the council against bashar al-assad's regime is decide building to attend a peace conference also happening in geneva. >> the syrian opposition coalition has always been the trickiest issue for the coalition and remains over the next couple of days. on one level thi, they can't not show up. on the other hand f they show up, across the table is the assad regime, they risk losing what little credibility they have with syrians inside the country that have sacrificed so much to get to this point. >> all right. much more on the other side of the break. here it here on al jazeera america. theses are strait forward conversations, no agenda, just hard hitting debate on the issues that matter t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 5:00am EST
and they have been talking about face-to-face talks to be held here at u.n. headquarters in geneva for 7 months now and said a sad standings down is a precondition and a new approach to force their hand the u.n. have gone ahead and announced the date for talks january the 22nd. >> this is a mission of hope. we go with a clear understanding that the geneva conference is a vehicle for a peaceful transition and it fulfills aspirations of all the syrian people for freedom and dignity and which guarantees safety and protection to all communities in syria. >> reporter: and refusing to answer any questions from reporters and there are serious question marks about the proposed talks. in geneva he added he hoped the opposition would attend but couldn't say if key regional powers, iran and saudi arabia would be invited. >> we have not established a list yet and the two countries will certainly be among the possible participants. >> reporter: the opposition are deeply divided and if dell -- delegates go they may will linked with al-qaeda. >> we want to rupt everybody and we represent the aspi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 10:00am EST
is ready to join peace talks on syria. diplomats in geneva have announced a conference will be held on january 22nd, but iran has not been invited as of yet. it backs hezbollah fighters helping assad. >> it is in our view an important contribution to a resolution of the problem. we have said all along if iran is invited, we will participate with us any me conditions. >> meanwhile the senior military commander of the free syrian army says his people won't necessarily take part. al jazeera reports. >> reporter: syrian rebels and their growing pressure to make a decision about whether to attend the geneva peace conference. of the syrian coalition the main opposition group is pushing back and has set a number of conditions for sending its representatives to those negotiations. one of them is ceasefire across the country to be followed by corridors to areas besieged by government soldiers. they also want the release of prisoners. but that's not all they want. they want a change in government too. >> we will not go to geneva if our conditions are not fulfilled and the first and many impor
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 1:00pm EST
iaea's chief, after talks between iran failed over the weekend in geneva, charles stratford has this report. >> the head of the nuclear watchdog iaea, an agreement break through that will give inspectors greater access to iran's nuclear program. >> under the program iran and iaea will cooper further with respect to their station activities to the undertake by the iaea to resolve all present and past issues. >> under the deal teheran has promised to provide information to u.n. inspectors about planned nuclear facilities and take steps to ensure greater trap transparency to its program. >> in order to solve our willingness to solve the problem, we were allowed by the iran's national security council to allow iaea inspectors into the iran heavy water plant and also the mine in abbas. >> world powers and iran on how to limit or suspend teheran's nuclear program. teheran is eager for a deal to ease years of international essential that have stopped much of its oil exports an credit crippled the economy. failed to broke are such an agreement, failing those talks u.s. secretary of state joh
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 5:00am EST
geneva to lend his weight to talks on iran's nuclear program. >> typhoon haiyan's most vulnerable victims. the u.n. calls for action to help 4 million children affected by the storm. we'll report from thailand on the skin advertisement that prompted allegations of racism. >> we begin in pakistan where thousands of protesters are gathering in peshawar. in support of opposition leader imran khan who wants the u.s. to stop drone attacks. he threatens to stop nato supply routes to the north if the government fails to take action. first let's cross to peshawar. how big are the crowds there right now? >> well, the crowds have been growing ever since we came here this morning, a couple of hours ago. it must be understood that people are coming from all different province, from different cities. some are en route. imran khan's party is being supported by the army and other allied parties. as you can see behind me several thousands people, and it must be understood that this is a city that received deadly bombings. despite a security threat the people are braving the elements. they are com
Nov 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
pot. or why is all in geneva cracks in the gym stop to favor the deal could be struck as multilateral talks on tehran's nuclear program drawn to a close and out of this world in the buildup to the twenty fourteen winter games of the russian city of sochi. the olympic torch continues its epic relay this time it set out to space. oh and what is also in part thank you very much indeed for joining us to all of us went out. we begin with the lake is almost full to the mullahs powerful typhoons in history. super typhoon heidi on which has been tearing through areas of the central philippines with ferocious winds of up to three hundred and fifteen kills is now up for the red cross estimates that twelve hundred people have lost their lives below the actual death toll could be much higher for strikeouts mary and stop reports. um the wasteland of debris the aftermath of typhoon heidi and didn't lying in the streets of gold from the ruins by many overwhelmed by the devastation soo drained rinsed by edward is awake rotary in crowded makeshift soup is outside. landslides are akin to take the death
Nov 7, 2013 5:30am PST
belfast ahead of the upcoming talks of the state of the two day talks in geneva follow any sane enough to back its size described as positive an ear and the sea killing me from a international sanctions about the p five plus one group that wants to be in chile randy prevent it from a building nuclear weapons and a senior us official has said the six countries and will teach you all to meet its functions relief in the exchange footpaths in the runs you rename the region and activities and bailey told to it now it was a long teeny any tear and she tell that some of the post but actions and the countries they could expect from your mind during this round in the talks. do you mean you only meant an ace and i we know the kids didn't even consider them the best inside and also that these days before the son of the coffee had a lot of news and that this day in some western media for his son's house is that you don't have a baby suspend its twenty percent yearly name the man but made clear that you've all got men have been fears that have stopped it so it's ultimately these twenty perce
Nov 8, 2013 2:30pm PST
report from geneva. >> this was the confirmation that the talks were serious. foreign ministers of the big western powers led by secretary of state john kerry diverted airplanes and canceled meetings to fly into geneva. they came here because there seems to be a real chance to end the slow born -- slow burning but potentially catastrophic iran.ff over nuclear this has loomed closer to causing another middle east war but now there are hopes of an agreement. given the history of relations with the west this is a sensitive issue. and there is a deep suspicion at home and in israel about the motives of iran, and how they are working to measure expectations. >> there are still some very important issues on the table that are unresolved. it is important for those to be this isly addressed, not the agreement at that time. they are making a breakthrough here partly because the supreme leader has argued for more flexibility. any deal in geneva, if this happens, maybe the first step to a wider agreement. the iranian enrichment program a ron says they are for peaceful nuclear energy, and a ro
Nov 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
report from geneva. >> this was the confirmation that the talks were serious. foreign ministers of the big western powers led by secretary of state john kerry diverted airplanes and canceled meetings to fly into geneva. they came here because there seems to be a real chance to end the slow born -- slow burning but potentially catastrophic iran.ff over nuclear this has loomed closer to causing another middle east war but now there are hopes of an agreement. given the history of relations with the west this is a sensitive issue. and there is a deep suspicion at home and in israel about the motives of iran, and how they are working to measure expectations. >> there are still some very important issues on the table that are unresolved. it is important for those to be this isly addressed, not the agreement at that time. they are making a breakthrough here partly because the supreme leader has argued for more flexibility. any deal in geneva, if this happens, maybe the first step to a wider agreement. the iranian enrichment program a ron says they are for peaceful nuclear energy, and a ro
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
lebanon where they are going in the coming hours and they say geneva two will not happen or go ahead without opposition but that are divided whether to take part and the conditions it wants for doing so. >> absolutely. they said it would be preferable to have one opposition united speaking under the same umbrella or attending under the same umbrella, which is actually not the position of either syria or russia. they seem to think there are several oppositions and they seem to think or they are backing what is called the domestic opposition, that means opposition parties that are based in damascus and never taken up weapons against the government. so you do have very difficult issue to solve there before going to the geneva two conference if it happens. also you have to bear in mind that the geneva two conference will implement geneva one and it clearly called for a transitional government. and the big problem you have here is that the syrian national coalition which is a coalition that has been recognized by the international community said there is talk about transition if bashir is
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 2:00pm EST
. it's progress being made in geneva? we'll have a live update on the negotiation and iran. >>> angry pakistanis protest drone attacks in their country. >>> and still no word in north korea about the status of an elderly american. >> secretary of state john kerry arrived in geneva just this morning for negotiations of how to remove iran's nuclear program. the goal to remove iran's nuclear program. >> reporter: now there is a finite limit on these talks. it does indicate that in some way, shape, or form they are drawing to a close. the other interesting thing that we can report indicating again that there is some sort of wrapping up going on is here at the press center where we're located we are seeing preparations for some sort of previousing. we can expect a statement later this evening. the p 5 plus plus 1, the members of the u.n. supreme court council plus germany have been in a very lengthy meeting. we're told it is still ongoing. there was a state by the head of the iranian delegation, the foreign minister brought up a sticking point. >> we will continue with any agreement, and t
FOX News
Nov 9, 2013 1:30pm PST
three of meetings in geneva, secretary of state john kerry, and other world powers, trying to come up with a possible deal, reducing iran's nuclear capability. but they remain split as to the way to do that. jennifer griffin has more from washington. >> greg, it seems that talks in geneva have hit a snag, at least according to the french foreign minister who has been forthright and -- when secretary of state john kerry abruptly changed his schedule to fly to geneva and the talks entered an unexpected third day, the tone coming from leaders involved in the meetings began to change. >> we haven't done the deal yet. we haven't made this deal yet. so i think everybody will have to comment on it if and when we come to any conclusions and make that judgment about it then. >> the iranians want sanctions lifted immediately on their oil and banking sectors and may not be satisfied with the west's proposal for a one-time infusion of $50 billion in cash that was frozen in european banks when the sanctions went into effect. and then there is the issue of iran's plutonium producing reactor. it'
Nov 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
means. margaret warner reports from geneva, switzerland. and in our signature section from that way pep a get-tough program that's keeping probationers out of prison. >> the way i was raised and the way my wife and i was trying to raise our son. you tell them what the rules are and if there's misbehavior, you do something immediately. >> next on pbs "news hour weekend." pbs "news hour weekend" is made possible by judy and josh westin, joyce b. heal, the wall be onning family in memory of ira d. wallick and bernard and irene schwartz, rosalynn p. walter. pacific islanders and communications, corporate funding is provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we are your retirement company. additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. from the tisch wnet studios in lincoln center in new york. >> good evening. thanks for joining us. the united states and the world's other major powers today hailed the interim agreem
Al Jazeera America
Nov 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
evacuated in vietnam and china, the next countries in the typhoon's path. >>> lives pictures from geneva. a nuclear talk with iran. >> the last three days have been devastating for the people in the philippines. typhoon haiyan on thursday r roared through. >> rescue teams are working to save families on washed-out roads. hardest hit about 350 miles south of the capitol of manilla. it has no electricity or way to communicate communicate: this is one of the most powerful storms on record. the highest winds were up to 190 miles an hour. gusts reached 235 miles per hour. more now from al jazeera's craig leaseon in man ill a. >> this is the moment when the storm hit taclaban, a city of more than 200,000 people. monster winds whipped in with gusts from around 300 kill meters an hour. with it came floodwater. people used mattresses to stay above the rising waters. i can feel the electricity in the water, guys. my legs are tingling. >> this is what rescuers are seeing. >> a tornado just passed us the tornado lasted for four hours. it was just crumbling, you know, at first, it, it was the ceiling th
Comedy Central
Nov 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
planes and canceled meetings to fly to geneva. >> jon: let the call go out to the league of unknown gentlemen. diplomats assemble! [laughter] they were all there, all the big diplomats. there was hans the germman -- jean claude from france, lord barrington j. powder of the uk and the man from tehran, jimmy death to america zarif. [ laughter ] yes, from all around the world foreign ministers came to geneva by jet, by boat and train. john kerry himself turned around his trusty sailboard and said, entre you -- obviously it took kerry the longest time to get there because he was on the water. [laughter] it was worth the wait because bear in mind the historical context of these talks wench take it for granted that the secretary of state should talk to iran foreign minister but that hadn't happened in 34 years until last september and they spent more time in the last 24 hours than they have in 34 years. >> jon: 36 years. i'm -- 34 years. i'm guessing america was like, man, what were we even fighting about? and iran was all like, well in 1953 you organized a coupe and overthrew our governm
Nov 23, 2013 5:30am PST
and germany. while the talks in geneva had been scheduled to conclude on friday the quakes ended amid hopes of a possible breakthrough chris finally to the state now joins us from doing the not for the latest on the tot mom thing for joining us we take the foreign ministers of six major powers are gathering in geneva to the oceania could deal with the ones still tell us how is it progress in right now. mum and i think we face and abalone show that foreign ministers descending on tv they're up to three scheduled days of the madison so there's no other interpretation that we can bid on it than that we are very new deal and probably some time they said we will get an announcement that the round and the other six international house have come to an agreement with the demands that new korea program. the indications that followed the strongest inch and why the chinese news agency. with scorching day that foreign ministry spokesperson said that say we have reached the final moment it is being difficult to arrive to the colts have been strained at many times the diplomats in cash to help seei
Nov 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
geneva and in the wood to reach a deal on iran's nuclear. the teenage focused on the education activists while i like is the site collects the use of products. amid mounting criticism over germany's farm exports to saudi arabia third round of talks between iraq and six major world powers is getting underway in geneva with mixed messages coming from those taking part us getting a deal would be quote very hard while russia has been considerably more well two weeks ago the talks came very close to reaching what's being described as an interim deal on a bronze nuclear program. the aim is to build confidence between the two sides before they can seem a long time. it's going around itself. ayatollah khamenei said he supports the call but has criticized israel which has been skeptical about the entire process. we're from our correspondent in geneva after this report the negotiators are back in geneva. the is catherine ashton is representing the six world powers over the next three days. less is keen to keep preure on to ron that sanctions will be tough and while president barack obama
Nov 26, 2013 6:30am PST
conference in geneva in january. it says there will be no ceasefire during the talks. thousands of pro european protesters demonstrate against ukraine this is jailed opposition leader yulia to recycle goes on a hunger strike in solidarity. at present one thousand soldiers to the central african republic a six month mission is going and maybe to support the african peacekeeping mission there. firstly this hour the head of the free syrian army says it will boycott the upcoming peace talks in geneva. opposition general citing injuries said the fsa will not abide by a ceasefire and continue its fight to topple syrian president. charlotte's up through out the geneva to cricket in january. justin someone is covering this story for us now from the re tested. the surprise was his decision to boycott the talks here's brian lately the sodas and snacks and games especially on a couple of areas. so to move on to that going into the sauce. it was in some sort of momentum and the rebels need to sort of momentum to try to get those sort of initiative. as to why they were engaged us in the us vision s
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